The Future of Galbraith Camp

History of Galbraith Conservation Area

Galbraith Conservation Area is located at 7407, Road 140 in the Township of Perth East, Perth County. The initial land acquisition by the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority was in 1955, followed by two smaller acquisitions, one in 1973 and another in 1977. The Authority acquired the land with the goals of protecting the head water and groundwater recharge capabilities of the area, to provide recreational opportunities and to manage the forest resources. The property is 116.4 acres in size and contains a variety of habitats including conifer plantations, upland hardwoods and mixed lowlands. Water features include a small pond and a municipal drain runs through the property from east to west.

The Galbraith Optimist Camp for Kids

The Galbraith Optimist Camp for Kids was a day camp for children ages 5 - 13. The Camp operated six – 1 week long camps, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. Transportation was provided at designated stops through out Perth County and some surrounding counties.

The Camp property includes a spring fed pond that is perfect swimming and canoeing. There is also a natural forest with hiking trails for nature walks. The spacious site offers a unique opportunity for discovering the great outdoors. The facility includes an indoor pavilion for crafts and activities, a story telling cabin, washrooms, change rooms, outdoor pavilion and a kitchen.

The End of the Camp

In 2018, the Optimists concluded their camp operations at this location.

Following this notification from the Optimists, the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority board passed a resolution to dispose of the property. In accordance with provincial legislation, given that these lands were acquired by the province and funded provincially (at least in part) for many years, the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority is required to contact local public agencies (i.e. Local municipality) to determine if the municipality has interest in it.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
The Municipality of North Perth and the Township of Perth East are looking into the feasibility of operating the Galbraith Conservation Area as a summer camp for children. A priority of the camp would be to connect children with nature.

It would be appreciated if you would take the time to complete the survey to assist us with developing a plan.

Please take the survey to share your thoughts on the future of the Galbraith Camp!

History of Galbraith Conservation Area

Galbraith Conservation Area is located at 7407, Road 140 in the Township of Perth East, Perth County. The initial land acquisition by the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority was in 1955, followed by two smaller acquisitions, one in 1973 and another in 1977. The Authority acquired the land with the goals of protecting the head water and groundwater recharge capabilities of the area, to provide recreational opportunities and to manage the forest resources. The property is 116.4 acres in size and contains a variety of habitats including conifer plantations, upland hardwoods and mixed lowlands. Water features include a small pond and a municipal drain runs through the property from east to west.

The Galbraith Optimist Camp for Kids

The Galbraith Optimist Camp for Kids was a day camp for children ages 5 - 13. The Camp operated six – 1 week long camps, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. Transportation was provided at designated stops through out Perth County and some surrounding counties.

The Camp property includes a spring fed pond that is perfect swimming and canoeing. There is also a natural forest with hiking trails for nature walks. The spacious site offers a unique opportunity for discovering the great outdoors. The facility includes an indoor pavilion for crafts and activities, a story telling cabin, washrooms, change rooms, outdoor pavilion and a kitchen.

The End of the Camp

In 2018, the Optimists concluded their camp operations at this location.

Following this notification from the Optimists, the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority board passed a resolution to dispose of the property. In accordance with provincial legislation, given that these lands were acquired by the province and funded provincially (at least in part) for many years, the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority is required to contact local public agencies (i.e. Local municipality) to determine if the municipality has interest in it.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
The Municipality of North Perth and the Township of Perth East are looking into the feasibility of operating the Galbraith Conservation Area as a summer camp for children. A priority of the camp would be to connect children with nature.

It would be appreciated if you would take the time to complete the survey to assist us with developing a plan.

Please take the survey to share your thoughts on the future of the Galbraith Camp!